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Police Make Arrest In Westchester In Telephone 'Phishing' Scam

Raul L. Coballes, 52, of the Bronx was arrested in Rye on Wednesday while trying to withdraw money from someone else's bank account.
Raul L. Coballes, 52, of the Bronx was arrested in Rye on Wednesday while trying to withdraw money from someone else's bank account. Photo Credit: Rye Police Department

RYE, N.Y. -- A 52-year-old Bronx man was arrested by City of Rye police on Wednesday while attempting to withdraw money from someone else's account at a Wells Fargo Ban

Raul L. Coballes was charged by Rye police with: second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree criminal impersonation and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Rye police said that ab about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Coballes presented fraudulent ID pretending to be another individual at Wells Fargo Bank in the City of Rye. According to police, Coballes attempted to withdraw money from a victim's bank account.

After Coballes' apprehension by Rye police, it was learned that the victim was defrauded under a telephone scam in which the suspect reportedly "phished" for personal information about the victim.

Coballes was arraigned and sent to the Westchester County Jail without bail.

Lt. Scott J. Craig, a spokesman for the Rye police department, said, "We have been circulating his information to other agencies to see if they have any open cases (in which) he may be a suspect."

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